GEORGE TOWN: As the warm towel is removed, you’re greeted by Ooi Poh Mei’s gentle fingers and a pair of black cotton buds mere millimetres away from your eyes.
The 33-year-old stays true to her roots, cleaning eyes and keeping her great-grandfather’s practice – which began over 100 years ago – alive.
As she removes dust from your peepers, you’re at ease and the itch is finally gone – but to passersby, it is quite a sight to behold: your eyes are spread wide open, bloodshot eyelids flipped to the sky.
Relaxing, terrifying and 100% eye-opening – locals and foreigners alike come to Hwang I Care in search of a renewed way to see the world.
FMT does not endorse the efficacy of this service and encourages readers to visit an optometrist for routine eye care or an ophthalmologist for medical and surgical treatment of serious eye conditions.